explore the blog

Frequently Asked Questions, First Edition

August 5, 2013

Being my third wedding season, I am steadily gaining more brides and therefore, gaining more material for my FAQ page on my website. However, I’ve run out of space on my website! So here we are, FAQ 1st edition!

Can you just give me all the images, even the unedited ones?
That is called a “shoot and burn” photographer. I call myself a “shoot and share” photographer, which sounds similar, but they’re not the same. To further clarify, I am a custom photographer. Think of a factory-produced slice of neon orange Kraft cheese versus a farm fresh handcrafted slice or artisanal cheese. Why waste your time sifting through hundreds or slightly different photos? Believe me, you don’t need the photo of your Uncle mid-blink. With a custom photographer, you are presented with images that are narrowed down and edited to spotlight the elegance and emotion of the day. After all, culling the images, or narrowing it down is partially what you pay me for 🙂

What exactly is a First Look?
The First Look is the alternative to the traditional reveal. A traditional reveal is simply the groom seeing the bride for the first time when she walks down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony in front of friends and family. The First Look is the groom and bride seeing each other for the first time in an intimate setting, just the two of them, before the ceremony. To learn why I LOVE LOVE LOVE First Looks and why I think it works well for both modern and traditional couples alike, look for that blog post soon.

Should I have my make-up done professionally?
I have two words for you: Fake Lashes. They will make your eyes pop like crazy in a beautiful way and if you’re not comfortable with doing your own, or having one of your girls do it for you (they can be tricky) then YES you should have your make-up done professionally. They can really take a great photo and make it a WOW photo. Of course, professional make-up is great all around. Make-up stylists are trained to pick colors that will suit your complexion and best. Say you’re wedding is more a soft and romantic theme, stylists can match your theme to your make up like whoa. Once you see your images, you’ll see what I mean and you’ll be SO glad you chose to go with a professional.

If you’re interested in asking me a question, please do! If you’re wondering it, I’m sure someone else is as well. Email me or comment in the comment section below and not only will I email you a response, but I’ll add it to the next edition of FAQ 🙂


  1. Erica says:

    I’m just wondering what gear you shoot with and if you have a preferred lens?